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South Korea: 99% exported to Japan, Gyeongnam paprika export promotion competition held

Paprika
Published Oct 6, 2023

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The 'Gyeongnam Paprika Export Advancement Conference' was held in Jinju to share paprika cultivation technology and exchange export information, as 99% of production is exported to Japan. Around 150 people, including members of the Gyeongnam Export Paprika Producers Association, attended the conference and discussed paprika cultivation and export information. Gyeongnam's paprika exports to Japan amounted to $35 million last year and $23 million from January to August this year.
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(Jinju = Yonhap News) Reporter Jeong-Hoon Lee = The 'Gyeongnam Paprika Export Advancement Conference' was held at the Jinju MBC Convention on the 5th to share Gyeongnam paprika cultivation technology and exchange export information, of which 99% of production is exported to Japan. About 150 people, mainly Gyeongnam paprika export farmers, including members of the Gyeongnam Export Paprika Producers Association, attended the competition. Attendees exchanged opinions on paprika cultivation technology and export information, a representative fresh agricultural product in Gyeongnam. Paprika accounts for 25 to 30 percent of Gyeongnam’s annual exports of fresh agricultural products. More than 99% of the paprika produced by about 170 farms in Gyeongnam, located in Changwon-si, Jinju-si, Haman-gun, and Changnyeong-gun, is exported to Japan. He explained that Japanese people prefer paprika from Gyeongnam Province because of its good quality and freshness. Last year, ...
Source: Yna
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